Mini-programs are small applications that function within WeChat. When they were first launched, they were technically more simple than a standard native app. However, in 2018, since Tencent opened more APIs for developers, they are now quite similar to a native app with regards to their complexity.
When you use mini-programs, you’ll see that they function like standard mobile phone apps. Tencent refers to them as ‘Mini Programs’ due to a dispute with Apple over the use of the term ‘app’. However, the term ‘Mini App’ is sometimes used when talking about these programs.
The aim of the mini-program is to create a friendly, efficient and consistent user experience within the WeChat ecosystem. Every effort has been made to cater to a range of needs and to ensure that both the user and service provider benefit from the mini-program platform.
Mini-programs are suitable for all industries, such as restaurants, shopping malls, hotels, etc.
They are suitable for hotel reservations, housekeeping services, venue reservations, etc. As well as finding accommodations, sports facilities, gym and other lifestyle services.
They can be used for flight inquiry, point inquiry, exchange rate inquiry, etc.
They are suitable for use in catering industry, clothing industry, education and training industries, hospitals, banks, etc.
You can view weather forecasts, calendars, pay utility bills, rent, phone bill, internet provider bills, etc.
You can even play mini-games in your spare time and always stay entertaine